VVCS Group Program Calendar

VVCS offers a range of group programs, across each state, throughout the calendar year.

Follow the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service on Facebook to keep up to date on the 2018 schedule. Additional dates and locations are expected to be available by February 2018.

This page last updated: 11 May 2018.

Registrations and enquiries

To register your interest in attending a program in 2018, please phone VVCS on 1800 011 046 (during business hours) or complete and submit the Online Registration of Interest form.

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Programs by Region

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Anger Management 13 & 20 August Sydney 2-day workshop
Anxiety Management 19-20 November Sydney 2-day workshop
Beating the Blues 18-19 June Sydney 2-day workshop
25-26 June Newcastle 2-day workshop
Building Better Relationships 10-11 September Sydney 2-day workshop
Operation Life: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 24-25 May Sydney 2-day workshop
9-10 August Canberra 2-day workshop
Operation Life: safeTALK 18 May Central Coast ½ day workshop
Residential Lifestyle Management Program TBA TBA 5-day residential program
Stepping Out 4-5 June Canberra 2-day workshop
23-24 July Maitland 2-day workshop
28-29 August Sydney 2-day workshop
15-16 November Canberra 2-day workshop
26-27 November Sydney 2-day workshop

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Northern Territory

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Operation Life: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 12–13 Apr Darwin 2-day workshop
Operation Life: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 8-9 May Darwin 2-day workshop
Mastering Anxiety 10-11 May Darwin 2-day workshop
Stepping Out 20–21 June Darwin 2-day workshop

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Queensland (Far North)

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Mastering Anxiety 17–18 May Cairns 2-day workshop
24–25 Jul Townsville 2-day workshop
Building Better Relationships 13–15 Jun Cairns 3-day workshop
Operation Life: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 25–26 Jun Mackay 2-day workshop
Relaxation and Stress Management 9 May Townsville 1-day workshop
Residential Lifestyle Management Program 29 Oct–2 Nov Townsville 5-day residential program
Sleeping Better 19–20 Apr Cairns 2-day workshop
Stepping Out 15–16 May Townsville 2-day workshop
Understanding PTSD – for Carers and Families 29 May Townsville 1-day workshop

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Queensland (South East)

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Doing Anger Differently 7-8 June Ipswich 2-day workshop
Mastering Anxiety 9-10 April Ipswich 2-day workshop
28-29 May Ipswich 2-day workshop
14-15 May Spring Hill 2-day workshop
Stress and Relaxation 23 April Ipswich 1-day workshop
18 May Loganholme 1-day workshop
11 June Marcoola 1-day workshop
Stepping Out 9-10 April Spring Hill 2-day workshop
Operation Life: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 14-15 June Spring Hill 2-day workshop
Younger Veterans Lifestyle Management Program Part A: 4–7 May
Part B: 1–3 June
Sanctuary Cove Presented over 2 weekends

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South Australia

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Sleeping Better 18–19 Apr Adelaide 2-day workshop
Stepping Out 2–3 May Adelaide 2-day workshop

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Tasmania

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Relaxation and Mindfulness 10 May Devonport 1-day
Relaxation and Mindfulness 31 May Hobart 1-day
Operation Life – Safe Talk - 1 day 21 June Launceston 1-day
Lifestyle Management Program 22 - 26 October St Helens 5-day residential program

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Victoria

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Building Better Relationships 19 Apr–24 May Melbourne 6-session program (Thursday evenings)
Doing Anger Differently 18–19 April Wodonga 2-day workshop
Mastering Anxiety    
Relaxation and Mindfulness 20 April Wodonga 1-day workshop
Residential Lifestyle Program 20–25 May Flowerdale 5-day program
Stepping Out 14-15 June Melbourne 2-day workshop
25 – 26 June Melbourne 2-day workshop
19-20 July Wodonga 2-day workshop

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Western Australia

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Communication and Conflict Resolution 28 – 29 May Applecross 2-day workshop
Doing Anger Differently (for Men) Tuesday am
May 8- June 5
Applecross 5 x 3 hr sessions
Lifestyle Management Program 8–13 April
TBC- Sept
Yanchep 5-day residential retreat
Mastering Anxiety 11-12 June Applecross 2- day workshop
Parenting Support—Engaging Adolescents (10+yrs) Tuesday am
10 & 17 April
Applecross 2-session program
Parenting Support- Circle of Security
(0-5yrs)
Thursday am
June-July
Applecross 8 x 2.5 hr sessions
Parenting support – Managing fighting and aggression (2-9yrs) Thursday am
12 July
Applecross 2 hour seminar
Relaxation and Mindfulness Skills 5–6 April
2-3 August
Applecross
Rockingham
2-day workshop
Stepping Out (Transition support) 16-17 July Applecross 2-day workshop
Women’s Self Care (for partners and family) Thursday am 10-1
May
Applecross 4 x 3 hr sessions
Women’s Self Care (for female veterans/ADF) Thursday am 10-1
August
Applecross 4 x 3 hr sessions

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